Many people scoff at the idea of hiring a junk removal company. Why should they hire some body when they can take their own junk to dump?
Most of the individuals change their tune after spending a day or two driving back and forth from their homes to the junkyard.
Before you decide to take the DIY path, consider why so many individuals and companies decide to hire junk removal businesses. In many cases, it’s the smart (and even cheaper) thing to do.
no. 1: Taking Junk to the Dump is Hard
Let’s hypothetically say that you, the nonprofessional, have a few things that will help you haul junk to the dump. Maybe you have:
• a truck with a pretty big bed
• a couple teenagers who will work for free (or at least very cheaply)
• a dolly to assist you move heavy items
• durable work gloves which means you won’t cut your hands
Seems like you are on quite a good start.
Even with this help, you’ll still have a hard time taking things to the dump.
First off, your cargo area probably isn’t big enough to carry everything in one load. If it is, then you might not have to hire a junk removal company. It sounds like you have a pretty small job that doesn’t need much help. For the vast majority of people who want to remove junk from their properties, though, they will have to produce several trips to the junkyard. That’s a lot of effort, not to mention fuel for your truck.
Second off, you could convince those teenagers that will help you, but, if they’re like most young ones, they will try to get away with doing as little as possible. Meaning you have to play foreman. That is not a fun job, especially when you have a lazy crew.
Thirdly, your dolly and truck might help you get items to the junkyard, nevertheless they aren’t specially designed for the task. Junk removal companies have tools meant for just this kind of work.
#2: You Don’t Save yourself as Much as You believe
At first glance, doing the job on your own probably seems like a good way to save money.
For a closer look, you will see that you probably won’t save yourself as much as you first thought.
When you take junk to the dump, you have to pay for:
• landfill fees
• feeding those teenagers who are marginally helpful at best
Those costs add up quickly.
Now, consider all the time you will spend getting the junk together, loading it in your truck, carefully driving it to the dump, and unloading it at the junkyard. That’s a large amount of time that you could spend doing other things that you enjoy significantly more than getting your hands dirty.
Homeowners and business owners might also be eligible for tax incentives when they hire a junk removal company to do big jobs. Confer with your tax advisor about whether you qualify.
#3: Junk Removal Usually Involves Extra Services
Perhaps you think hauling away junk isn’t a bad way to spend your Saturday. Do you feel the same about pressure washing areas where the junk had been stored for years? What about removing mold that accumulated behind old junk?
Many junk removal companies are licensed to deal with these scenarios. That’s good for homeowners because removing mold and differing types of decay may cause serious health problems.
It’s best to leave those matters to professionals who have been trained to work with hazardous materials safely. They have it and the equipment that you most likely don’t have.
There’s no point in risking your health just to save such a small amount of money.